Picture of Shrinky Dink Dancers
Iv'e seen some instructables on shrinky dinks but none on how to make shrinky dink dancers. This idea came from the shrinky dink book. It didn't have instructions though, just a picture of one. This instructable will show you how to make your own.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of materials
This project doesn't need much. All you need is:

1. Shrinkydink paper
 ***there are different kinds, one kind is crystal clear, one is solid white, and one is like the kind I used: it has a smooth clear side and rough clear side. You can only use markers on the first 2 types but you can use color pencils on the last type, which I prefer.

2. color pencils
 ***or markers. which ever you prefer

3. pencil

4. good black ink pen
 ***or permanent marker; the pen leaves a more vibrant line than the sharpie but its easier to smear

5. scissors

6. hole punch

7. at least 2 links
 *** if you want earrings like this instructable shows, you will need 2 earrings and 6 links
 *** to make it a magnet you will only need 2 links and some magnet paper 
 *** to make it into a keychain you will need 3 links and a keychain

8. paper

9. sharpener
ketan7s7 months ago

Beautiful. What else did you make? <3 <3 <3 for you.

ecsaul23 (author)  ketan7s7 months ago

Thank you! I use shrinky dinks to make keychains and charms.

lokaa.loky8 months ago


purplease1 year ago
I just started making shrink dink coins! I love your post. You mentioned you saw the dancers in a shrink dink book. Where did you get the book? What is the title?
Thank you
ecsaul23 (author)  purplease1 year ago
hey, thanks for checking it out! Yea, its called The Shrinky Dink Book by Klutz and you can actually order it from walmart.
LaJenny2 years ago
Hi, I just wanted to comment.. This art work is the coolest.. That I have seen on here today:) I must ask, can you draw fairies? I have not drawn in years! I would love to take some time to get back in it. This art work is the bomb.. 8)
ecsaul23 (author)  LaJenny2 years ago
Thanks so much!!!! I'm glad u like it. I can draw fairies but I'm not good at making up own. I can copy just about anything tho. You should get back into for sure even if its only for a little craft like this. It's fun.
rickharris2 years ago
I know this should silly but you get exactly the same effect if you draw on a piece cut from a white yoghurt pot.

In fact all type 6 plastics will shrink in a similar manner. You can find the type mostly by looking on the bottom for the plastic type triangle which should have a number in it. 6 in this case.

If you want to use coloured pencils then rough the surface with some fine sand paper.
ecsaul23 (author)  rickharris2 years ago
Yes, that should work just as well. I've heard of this solution before but never tried it myself. Thanks for looking :)
kidNeutrino3 years ago
scoochmaroo3 years ago
ecsaul23 (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
are you gonna give it a try? :)